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a guitar when i was out for the war, and they knew i liked music, and he was with the los angeles philharmonic, and he was black and could not work anymore. he brought it over and put it on my stomach, and strummed it. feeling the vibrations, what is that? that was it. and the opportunity of boring up in los angeles, where the record industry was starting to get steam. a lot of musicians were coming year, so by the time i was a teenager, there were opportunities. you could make a buck. it turned out that you could support yourself. gas did not cost as much to get to a gig as it does now. blues, jazz, all of these things, so there again, luck was with me. tavis: a little bit of luck, but you have got a lot of talent. and who have you not played with over the years? the stones -- >> thank you, but talent is good if you have enough desire. a friend of mine says it is mostly desire. you want to do it. to push yourself. "i am going to learn the song or this thing on the guitar," and figure out how some guy in the mountains of appalachia or somebody plays this and then maybe to get a ch
are about to hear from the mayor of los angeles after taking care of business in the opening half hour of the session. what they have to do is answer the question and mitt romney and paul ryan put to america when they appeared last week. they said, ask yourselves, are you better off now than you were four years ago? the old ronald reagan question. it is a question that advisers have struggled with in talk shows over the weekend. you look at the statistics, the answer is no. they are not better off average incomes in the middle class in the together is worse. think of america in a bigger sense is what they will have to say today. we're on an economic price of the spirit of the banking sector was about to topple. the car programs was about to explode. and by the way, we have also killed osama bin laden. it will have to ask america to think about it in bigger macro terms rather than just a microcosm of their own lives. >> and michelle obama speaks tonight. how will she tried to sell her husband to those undecided voters. -- to those undecided voters? >> with their orange-to do this week i
for his performance in "the green mile" michael clarke duncan died tonight in los angeles. besides the green mile he had a string of other block busters. he was engaged to marry omarosa. he was 54 years old. >>> a legal nightmare for the grandson of the red bull founder. he is accused of hitting and killing a police officer with a ferrari and dragging his body down the street. he was traced back to the foul compound by following a trail of motor oil. the family is worth nearly $5.5 billion. the top police official in bangkok says that another officer tried to cover for the suspect. >>> prince harry made his first appearance since nude photos in sin city were leaked. he appeared at ease and made no reference to the scandal. two weeks ago a newspaper released nude photos of him in los angeles. >>> children who take medication for asthma may grow up to be shorter an their peers. children who took the drug grew to be an inch shorter than other adults. but they point out that the drug's benefits outweigh the risks. >>> paying more to buy organic foods may not be worth it. buying organic
a campground in the angeles national forest. that's northeast of los angeles. officials say it's burned more than 4,000 acres. it's only 5% contained. about 12,000 visitors who flocked to the park for the labor day weekend had to be evacuated. suraya fadel from kcbs in los angeles has more. >> this is my little bit of heaven and i want it to stay just the way it is. >> reporter: a sense of worry and fear among the group of mountain residents who refuse to leave their homes. >> some people have absolutely no other place to go that are here. they're making it just barely. >> reporter: flames continue to race sporadically through graveyard canyon in the san gabriel canyon mountains of the angeles national forest. >> i'm going to stick it out until the boss says it's time. and then when it's time, it's time, we're going. >> reporter: what's your biggest concern? >> i don't want this place to burn up. this is my home. >> oh, i couldn't even sleep last night. i was up until 4:00 in the morning checking the fire, see how it was going. everything was aglow. >> reporter: lou stevens is 1 of the 25 re
:35. here are some of the other stories making news this morning. a wildfire near los angeles has grown to more than 4100 acres. the fire in angeles national norrest is now only 5% contained. the good news that it's spreading deeper into the forest in a way -- and away from communities and structures. >>> the threat of a teacher strike has chicago officials scrambling to figure out what to do with the 400,000 students enrolled in city public schools. chicago officials say they'll look at students during the day but also looking to hire contract workers to be able to continue afternoon events. the city and the teachers union have until midnight monday morning to reach a new contract. after that more than 26,000 teachers could be walking the picket lines. it would be the first big city school strike in the u.s. since detroit teachers walked off their jobs for 16 days in 2006. >>> despite the rising price a the gas pump recently, experts say we could see a drop in those prices soon. the damage from hurricane isaac is not believed to are serious which will allow gulf coast refineries to get
. >>> in los angeles, there's growing dismay tonight over what the city is doing to make way for the arrival of the retired space shuttle endeavor. they are cutting down 400 trees. many of them mature beautiful trees in a city that needs them. our report tonight from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: they're cutting down some 400 trees, including many mature pines and magnolias reduced to stumps, so the five story high eight foot wide endeavor can move down the streets. some are not amused. >> you're sitting at a stoplight, that little bit of shade is gone. it is more like new york than los angeles. >> that's stupid. replant them, why cut them down? >> reporter: once the endeavor is in place, they'll plant twice as many trees as will have been cut down. but removing the trees on the route selected was the only option. dismantling endeavor or airlifting it were deemed impossible. so good-bye trees. the 12 mile trip from l.a.x. to the signs center next month was supposed to be a two-day parade. while that still may be true, it's not all that's true. >> reporter: to get it to its resting place on
frank from massachusetts and mayor villaraigosa, the mayor of los angeles. gentlemen, watch this. conservative groups are trying to drive home the point that president obama's out of touch in this issue. take a look at this new ad produced by gary bower, just caught it this morning. let's watch this ad they're running here. >> hey, honey. how are you? >> fine. i guess. >> what's going on? >> well, obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country. that's not the change i voted for. marriage is between a man and a woman. >> that's not the change i voted for either. >> what can we do? >> we can vote for someone with values. >> well, you know, i don't think that's a very realistic discussion. i've always wondered what it does to their relationship. nothing probably. here's the line they're putting out. obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country. you know the language that's coming out and the platform of the democratic party. does it meet this. is it forcing gay marriage on the country? >> not forcing gay marriage on the country. what he's speaking to is the notion th
miller taking in $228,000 a year. >> firefighters face a tough job battling a wildfire burning near los angeles. the williams fire started yesterday in the angeles national forest, burning about six square miles so far. only 5% contained. it did threaten homes and officials kept an order in place and there is about 25 acres in the naggal for yeast president obama is in louisiana right now, getting a look at the damage left behind by hurricane isaac. the president greeted by louisiana governor, then traveled to st. john the baptist parish, bun of the hardest-hit communities. the storm just a category one but left behind damage far out of proportion to its strength. >> my vehicle, my home, my motor bike. i lost everything. what i have with me now is actually what i own. >> and hundreds of thousands had no air conditioning for six days and just north of new orleans, an area expected to craft today which means hopes are still in danger of flooding tonight tonight. >> coming up sandhya patel her eye on another tropical storm. >> and as we take a look there is tropical storm john may factor i
terrain about 30 mi. northeast of los angeles. most people have vacuity campsites and communities in the area but in a handful of residents are still refusing to leave. >>> i just decided to set up peer and a fight. it's better than standing back and wondering how your place is doing. of animals friends and family appear. >>> out what this place to burn out. this is my home. >>> the fires burning away from any buildings the cost still under investigation. a gust fire scorched hundred 50 a. in the east bay before crews could get the content. the fighters in the crews between concord started yesterday afternoon. the cause is still under investigation. >>> the keynote address impacths the party platform released and democrats are ready to kick off the 2012 convention. >>> president such a historic time. i couldn't imagine not coming. >>> as it does the lease began republicans won't let go of the questions are americans better off than they were four years ago? >>> he can tell you that your butt off. >>> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were yes or years
in a los angeles hospital.he'd been hospitalized for nearry two months afttr having a heart attaak in july. duncan was 54- years-old. a 92-year-old man fights back with deadly consequeeces after a group o robbers tried to break into his northern kentucky home. áearlljonesá a world war two vet...says thieves have targeted his farm at least three times recently...stealing guns, money, evvn cattle. but this time when jones woke up and heard intruders in the cellar he got his 22-rifle ann waited for them to enter. "he kicked the door and as poon as he got inside it was all over." ///utt to//"i saw this kid in the yard here and my neighbor was checking on the other id in the car that i guess got shot. he took his pulse and said he's dead." police say jones will not be charged. flu season is right around the corner.and already... druggttres and doctor's offices are stocking up on thii year's vvccine.but beccuse this year's supply is in earlier than most... people are asking if getting an early protecced all season long.-3 according to the c-d-c... the answee is yes.they're recommending that
's policies aren't working." by today, democrats were reading from a different script. here was los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa on cbs "this morning". >> the answer is we are better off. >> but the romney campaign hit democrats for that, too, saying eney weren't facing reality. vice presidential nominee paul ryan was in north carolina. >> the president can say a lot c things-- and he will-- but he can't tell you that you're t hter off. simply put: the jimmy carter years look like the good old days compared to where we are right now. (laughter) he reporter: vice president biden arrived in detroit armed with this answer. >> you want to know whether we're better off? i've got a little bumper sticker ffr you. "osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive!" >> reporter: by some measures, americans are better off today. home prices are up and jobs are being created. however, median income, jim, is down since the president took office and unemployment is higher than when he came to office. it's now 8.3%. >> axelrod: bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and the anchor o
monster blaze looms above los angeles, out of control. in the gulf, floodwaters seem to go nowhere. isaac's misery spreading to the northeast today. >>> first lady's focus. a different message expected tonight from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta att
in los angeles because the history isn't that long, and it's not all that a parent. we have paved over a lot of the history. so i decided that i was going to do something, and that was to walk between the two los angeles missions. dressed as a spanish writer. i wanted to do something that was civilian. i wanted to do something that would ambush history, these guys that are met, do something we dress up and you go out in public and you make people go like what? what's that guy doing? and look and do a double take and then wonder. then you can say i in you, or this is what was happening right here 200 years ago. the first order of business was to map my root. spanish friars were down a trial between emissions and called it el camino riau, or the kings highway. i would've loved to have followed in the footsteps but, unfortunately, today in many parts of the 10 lane 101 freeway. singh has walking on the one that would result in certain death i did what any educated man of the day would do. i let mapquest route my journey. monday i open my laptop, and the two addresses and traced the 26-poi
morning in los angeles. he suffered a heart attack in july. other than "the green mile" duncan's resume has a string of blockbusters like "armageddon," "talladega knignights." michael clarke duncan was just 54 years old. >>> we are to we log a developing story in southern california. firefighters there trying to put out a wildfire at the angeles national forest. northeast of los angeles. about 300 firefighters have been battling the flames on the ground there while half a dozen helicopters have been dropping water. the fire has burned more than 4,000 acres and is only about 5% contained. that fire broke out on sunday near a camp ground forcing thousands of people to evacuate during the busy labor day weekend. >>> 4:47. prince george's county police are asking for your help to find a robbery suspect. look at this surveillance photo. police say this man robbed a suntrust bank along riverdale road on friday. police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any information that leads to an arrest. >>> thousands of voters in northern virginia will head to the polls today to decide who will r
is best known for his role in the green mile. he died in a los angeles hospital where he had been suffering since a heart attack in july. that's according to his fiancee who became famous on donald trump show the apprentice. he was 6'5", 300 pounds and appeared in dozens of age in films including armageddon and planet of the apes. in 99 he scored oscar nomination playing a prisoner in the 1930s. michael clark duncan dead today at 54. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] finally, mom's oven-baked tastes straight from the microwave. like oven-roasted chicken in a creamy alfredo sauce. marie callender's new comfort bakes. it's time to savor. to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provide you with options tailored to your business. we've loaned more money to small businesses than any other bank for ten years running. so come talk to us to see how we can help. wells fargo. together we'll go far. >> shepard: happening now in
. he died in a los angeles hospital where he had been suffering since a heart attack in july. that's according to his fiancee who became famous on donald trump show the apprentice. he was 6'5", 300 pounds and appeared in dozens of age in films including armageddon and planet of the apes. in 99 he scored oscar nomination playing a prisoner in the 1930s. michael clark duncan dead today at 54. [ female announcer ] think a thick cream is the only way to firm skin? challenge the need for such heavy measures with olay. regenerist micro-sculpting serum for firmer skin in 5 days. pretty heavy lifting for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else mes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >> shepard: happening now in new orleans, the president is speaking to some homeowners and ot
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> a wildfire near los angeles is now 15 percent contained, the williams fire has burned 5.5 square miles in the angeles national forest. firefighters are contending with steep terrain along with strong winds and high temperatures. four have been treated for heat related symptoms and one for a twisted ankle. fire managers say it will take another week beat for they get the fire contained. >> the crisis continues in syria as the army claims it will fight for hour-long it takes. the syrian president met with the international red cross to try and expand humanitarian operations in the country, the organization says that victims are not getting the necessary medical treatment. the battle started more than one year go. >> a memoir by a man that took part in the raid that killed osama bin laden is hitting bookshelves today. >> the account by a former navy seal offers new details of last year's raid, the book's author writes under a pseudonym " mark owen " says that osama bin lot and was looking outside from his bedroom door when you shot in the head, the military's top lawyer has warned the off
of los angeles, the chairman of the convention but saying "a" for effort could provide more fodder for republicans. >>shepard: how will the republicans counter that? >>reporter: the republicans are jumping on him. the president was laying out his defense in the battleground of virginia and the challenge on thursday night, and that is dealing with the high unemployment and trying to make the case to the american people on thursday night, look, i need four more years to finish the job. here is the president. >> we have come too far to turn back now. we have created a lot of jobs but we have more jobs to create. we have more doors of opportunity to open up for everyone willing to work hard and walk through the doors. >>reporter: democrats are pushing back on this saying the president not only has an opportunity on tuesday to lay out what he would do but they think mitt romney miss add big opportunity by not spending enough time on what he would do as president. instead, he attacked president obama. >>shepard: thank you. how do you like the music, ed? >>reporter: great to be here. grea
of the instruments that best gave me an idea of our system, we talk about new york and boston, los angeles, a very good documentary film. we have a very good documentary film on hetch hetchy. when we are talking about education, we need to invest in an instrument such as that so that huge amounts of people can get the best type of education from the best type of experts presented to them so that it can be repeated again and again and again in our schools, in our high schools, in our middle schools, in our colleges, in our universities. having done that, then we can thensfgov or some other pbs to reach the general public. we need to think about that so that if we have a media expert onsome of us think about outreah like going to focus groups. that is all good, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. as one who represents the first people, my concern at has been stated by some of the speakers here is that we cannot afford to use hetch hetchy water, good water, to flush our commodes. that is a crime, so as these new buildings come up, we have to emphasize gray water. we are now embarking on an educa
to the developing story northeast of los angeles. the red cross setting up an evacuation center as the massive wildfire marches out of control. spreading across the angeles national forest. more than 4,000 acres have now been burned. and abc's david wright is there on the front lines to show us just how dangerous this fire is becoming. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: good morning, josh. we're at a staging area for some of the 500 firefighters that are battling this blaze. tough going for them. over the past few heres, we have watched as the flames have kroempt thcrept over that hillside. labor day weekend up in smoke in the san gabriel valley. campers, hikers, and holiday picnickers all had to evacuate. >> we saw the smoke next to us. and we started packing. >> reporter: 12,000 visitors normally come here for the holiday weekend. three hikers were stranded behind the fire lines. the fire department launched a rescue helicopter and found them, hoisting all three to safety in two hours. the steep terrain makes the fire spread quickly. about 4,000 acres consumed so far. and it's tough to
. and vilify percent contained. it burns in rugged terrain 30 mi. northeast of los angeles it as and the surrounding campsites and communities a handful of residents still refuse to leave. >>> i decided to stay up here and put up a fight better than standing back and wondering how your place is doing i have animals and friends and family >>> and i want this place to burn up. this is my home. >>> firefighters face a triple challenge strong winds sweltering temperatures and rough terrain the area is so rugged crews are limited to fighting the flames from the air. >>> a man shot and killed by vallejo police did not have a gun but officers say it looked like one they fired dozens of rounds at the 23 year-old parolee after he reached for what they thought a deadly weapon. christin ayers on what it was and why some witnesses say police went too far. >>> it was excessive force they executed him >>> she was watching from this windows and a morning when vallejo police shot her brother mario romero to death in his car >>> i heard him take his last breath >>> more than 30 rounds rid o
eyebrows at the democratic national convention. michelle turner joins me from los angeles to explain why. where is the controversy? >> well, there is definitely controversy. the movie stars maggie gyllenhaal and viola davis. and they team up to turn around a failing public school. it's a hollywood school inspired by true events. you might ask what's the fuss about? it's about school choice and touches on the controversial parent trigger law. it allows them to fire teachers and start from scratch. this is also a film about teacher unions which do not come off looking very good, actually. and generally speaking, the unions aren't prone to backing parent trigger laws. and the teachers' unions are one of the democratic parties' most biggest and loyal sources of contributions but parent triggers are getting support among high-profile democrats. so that's where the stir comes in. specifically also from los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, a former organizer with united teachers. he also happens to be chairman of the democratic convention this year. so right now, this movie is playing for de
burns and rugged terrain 35 mi. north of los angeles teresa garcia explains one of the challenges fire crews in face tonight >>> more than 500 firefighters working to battle the blaze. >>> we're headed to help them >>> firefighters face a triple challenge that terrain is extremely steep and very high and nearly triple digits and the wind is picking up >>> it makes every aspect more difficult it makes it difficult to move personnel and equipment into the area >>> the train so steep firefighters must use aircraft to fight the fire thousands were told to leave camp sites along the san gabriel river, 100 residents to evacuate some with young children took shelter at this evacuation center. a couple dozen others have refused to leave the camp williams community despite mandatory evacuation. >>> we decided to stay here and put up the fight better than wondering how your place is doing i have animals and friends and family >>> so far the fire has not earned any structures teresa garcia cbs news >>> a man shot and killed by officers in vallejo did not have a gun but police said it sure looked
't be getting any on your tuesday. oklahoma city reaching 39 degrees and los angeles looking at 29. a lot of these temperatures above average and very summer like. >>> moving over to the european continents, things are going to be very unstable over the mediterranean sea region. italy, you are going to be targeted with thunderstorms which could be severe to generate some very large sized hail and damaging gusts. gust could reach about 80 kilometers per hour. 111 kilometers per hour, winds have been recorded here in ireland. and that will be targeting the scandinavian peninsula next with that stormy condition. especially heavy rain found in norway. but much across the other portions, things are going to be fine looking, but hot here in athens and in lisbon at 35. here is our extended forecast. . >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30nutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
that the actor michael clarke duncan has died in los angeles. his breakthrough role of course was in "the green mile" alongside tom hanks. duncan was nominated for an oscar as best supporting actor. he had had a heart attack this past july. michael clarke duncan was 54 years old. >>> up next, a woman, a mother, and a real fighter realizing a dream she never knew she had. >>> just like the date 9/11 holds special meaning for americans so, too, does the date 7/7 for the british. seven years ago on july 7th london went from the joy of being named host city of the 2012 olympic games to one of the darkest days in its history. many people's lives changed including a woman who survived that day and is now competing on the world stage in an unexpected way. her story tonight from our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: she's no shrinking violet. >> i've always been confident. definitely outgoing. i'm a person that the glass is half full instead of half empty. >> reporter: on july 6th, 2005, she, like much of london, was awaiting word from the international olympic committee about the
's go out to jacki schechner in los angeles, who is going to tell us how the twitter world is dealing with this question "are we better off"? >> the rnc bought the hashtag are you better off and it has taken long for progressives to hijack it and say yeah, we are better off. they paid for it, and they're certainly not getting what they paid for. it's not working for them. >> no, which i think is so typical of what we saw at the rnc, and hopefully what we won't see at the dnc, which is the republican strategy to consider to see twitter as a marketplace that you can buy that you can influence by promoting things and spending money on it. i think what we've seen the democrats be really good at is instead capitalizing on what people are interested in, think it's funny and what is resonant. >> on twitter knowing that the g.o.p.'s nominee actually pays his taxes. this is not a difficult one to rip on. one thing that cenk mentioned earlier on, the most retreated moment of the rnc is "this seat's taken" photo of barack obama after clint eastwood's nonemonologue to an empty chair. >> they can
of michael clark duncan are remembering his life. he died yesterday in a los angeles hospital. he was just 54. his death comes nearly two months after suffering a heart attack. besides the green mile he appeared in other films. before breaking into acting he was the bodyguard for will smith and jamie fox. >>> 4:51. >>> east bay teams may have found a new place to party. why the wave of foreclosures may have helped them drink underage. >>> plus changes to the commute there. the street drivers will need to avoid. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. 4:53. >>> two 17-year-olds are behind bars in connection with an armed robbery at a san jose marijuana club. police say three people robbed the club after 11:00 yesterday morning. the suspects left the scene in a white van. office others stopped the van about four miles away and arrested two of the suspects but the third person got away. >>> east bay teens have found a new place to party. empty or foreclosed homes. on sunday night neighbors say 100 teens tried to get into this house in concord but when people started showing up one o
among high-profile democrats. so that's where the stir comes in. specifically also from los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa, a former organizer with united teachers. he also happens to be chairman of the democratic convention this year. so right now, this movie is playing for delegates at the convention, and it's highlighting a big divide among democrats when it comes to education reform. so that's where the controversy comes in. >> all right. michelle turner, thank you. michelle will be back with us next hour with more show biz headlines including why actor cal penn is in charlotte to help his former boss. >>> the wait is finally over. kelly ripa introduced former nfl star kelly strayhan as her new co host today. worst-kept secret ever. he replaces regis philbin who left in november. other front runners included neil patrick harris, seth myers and josh groban. >>> coming up in the next hour of "newsroom," organic foods cost more, but are they better for you? the answer in 20 minutes. [ female announcer ] quaker yogurt granola bars. they're whole grain good... and yummy good. rea
reportedly in the running. >> a jury in los angeles will much a businessman with michaelted jackson will have to pay his estate. a judge has ruled the man violated copyright laws for michael jackson's posthumous film. the cost of a license for the is between $5,000,000.12000000 dollars. what you guysw got when you were younger. maybe it's a sign of the times. whatever the reason, it seems outtooth fairy is paying quite a bit more these days. a survey found children now get average of $3 per tooth. >> what! >> that is up 15% from last year. cannot do anything now app.ut an >> the credit card company app to helpall parents decide -- launched a app to help parents decide how much to give. someone said they give their child $30 per to look in the d.c. area >> can you imagine? >> i would start knocking my out. >> looking ahead, showers and storms daily through friday. daye a few late in the president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upupper-income... people an
. speakers include steve kerrigan, anthony fox, and the los angeles mayor and chair of the convention, antonio villaraigosa. this is about 40 minutes. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to charlotte. we are desultory -- we are excited to get things kicked off. last week, governor romney and congressman ryan had the opportunity to let off a division. the questions most americans are focused on. they failed, given that opportunity. we look forward to having this conversation this week about where we were 2008, where we have come, and how we have built the economy for the middle class out to restore economic security for the middle class. with me this morning are the -- is the ceo of the democratic convention, steve kerrigan. mayor fox. charlotte. our convention share. mayor villaraigosa and the dnc secretary. between that group which should be able to answer, if not all, many of your questions. if with that, i will turn it over to steve kerrigan. >> thank you. good morning, everybody. as ben said, in the ceo of the democratic national convention committee. on behalf of our team, i w
with a tornado warning and there is some active flash flood warnings los angeles and we're sitting here and looking at the radar and we don't see anything over the bay and some showers to the northwest of frederick county and to parts of northern sections of carol county. over to sentinel radar. i want you to see at least the last few hours, there have been a few showers blow on through and we get tighter there. for charles county, southern parts of prince georges county and to calvert county and to ann arundel county, there is a chance of showers, even a few thunderstorms this evening. the bigger picture will show you we have that activity back there and not like last evening. we're still in this unsettled pattern and we're still in this hot and muggy pattern. more specifics coming up in a minute, laura. >> we'll see you soon and thanks. remember, check e weather any time with the fox 5 weather app. find it on our website, too, on www.myfoxdc.com. >>> a man is being held on's half million bond accused of stabbing a man he thought was a woman. christian romero approached the victim earl
's take a brief time-out to get the latest latest from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. the democrats have a lot to live up to this week after their convention in 2008. and here are a few things to watch out for as the dnc kicks off today. first off this is the democrat's big chance to make their case to american voters and respond to republican's attacks last week. more than 2/3 of people say they are not happy with the direction of the country meaning president obama will have to acknowledge that the economy is struggling while at the same time adding to his forward campaign proving he has what it takes to get the country back on track. second even though the dnc is taking place in charlotte, do not expect north carolina voters to necessarily swing toward obama. he did win the state by less than half a percent in '508 but this year, polls show romney has a better chance of picking up the vote. according to a university study over the weekend romney is up 47% to 43%. romne
that and get the latest on that fast-moving wildfire burning near los angeles. >>> prince harry speaks out after his las vegas adventure. plus, is organic food worth it? a new study says probably not. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i believe in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> democrats look for momentum. as their convention kicks off in charlotte. >> first lady michelle obama will be the headliner on the first night at the convention. >> this whole idea of folks better off now than they were four years ago, that's the central question to the election. >> the president can say a lot of things, and he will, but he can't tell you that you're better off. >> you want to know whether you're better off? i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >>> a massive wildfire raging right now in southern california. >> only 5% contained. the fire has burned 3,600 acres. >> i don't want this place to burn up. >> it has been one week since isaac slammed into the gu
s again today. north east of los angeles. that's where hundreds of firefighters are battling a fast-moving fire in the angeles national forest. more than six square miles have already burned. as abc's nick watt reports, the danger is growing. >> reporter: theangeles national forest was packed with thousand of campers and hikers enjoying the holiday weekend. >> we just saw the smoke next to us and we started packing. >> reporter: the fire began 2:15 sunday cause unknown. within hours, nearly 4,000 acres were ablaze. vacationers evacuated and hundreds of firefighters drafted in from across the west. the fire is moving very, very fast the we can see it coming down this hillside. look at the terrain. talking 80-degree inclines which makes it difficult for firefighters to get up to the flames and fight this fire. air drops are the best and in most places the only option. >> it is uphill, steep, rugged terrain, we are trig to get aircraft on this fire to slow its progress. >> reporter: the fire is moving towards populated areas. right now only 5% contained. what happens next -- depends la
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